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Important Safety Instructions - Craftsman 151.30438 Operator's Manual

16-inch 10a electric fixed line trimmer
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gardening appliance, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce the risk of fi re, electric
shock and personal injury. For your own safety and
bystanders please read these instructions before
operating the line trimmer. Do not use the line trimmer
without reading the instruction sheet. Please keep the
instructions safe for later use.
■ This line trimmer is designed for cutting grass and
similar soft vegetation and for trimming grass edges
in private and hobby garden areas which are not
accessible with a line trimmer.
■ The device is not allowed to be used in public
gardens, parks, sports centers or at roadsides as well
as in agriculture and forestry.
■ This line trimmer is not allowed to be used for cutting
or chopping, otherwise, there is a risk of injury:
- Hedges, shrubs and bushes,
- Flowers,
- In terms of composting.
■ This line trimmer is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
■ Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
■ If the supply cord is damaged, stop using the unit.
Take the unit to a qualifi ed service dealer for inspection
and possible repair using identical replacement parts.
■ Wear protective glasses or goggles.
■ Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the
instructions to use the line trimmer.
■ Stop using the line trimmer while people, especially
children, or pets are nearby.
■ Only use the line trimmer in daylight or good artifi cial
■ Before using the line trimmer and after any impact,
check for signs of wear or damage and repair as
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■ Never operate the line trimmer with damaged guards
or without the guards in place.
■ Keep hands and feet away from the cutting means at
all times and especially when switching on the motor.
■ Take care against injury from any device fi tted for
trimming the fi lament line length. After extending new
cutter line always return the line trimmer to its normal
operating position before switching on.
■ Never fi t metal cutting elements.
■ Never use replacement parts or accessories not
provided or recommended by the manufacturer.
■ Disconnect the line trimmer from the power supply
before checking, cleaning or working on the line
trimmer and when it is not in use.
■ Always ensure that ventilation openings are kept
clear of debris.
■ Do not expose to moisture.
■ Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on the
product rating label.
■ Avoid operating your trimmer in wet grass, where
■ Take care in wet grass, you may lose your footing.
■ On slopes, be extra careful of your footing and wear
nonslip footwear.
■ Do not walk backwards when trimming, you could
trip. Walk never run.
■ Switch off before pushing the trimmer over surfaces
other than grass.
■ Never pick up or carry a trimmer by the power cord.
■ Do not lean over the trimmer guard objects may be
throw by the cutting line.
■ Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
trimmer is in safe working condition.
■ To avoid the risk of injury keep fi ngers and hands
clear of the line cutter on the leading edge of the guard.
■ Don't Force Appliance - It will do the job better and
with less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for
which it was designed; Don't Overreach - Keep proper
footing and balance at all times; Stay Alert - Watch
what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not
operate appliance when you are tired.


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